Re: Goodbye from Florida
I threw the chain tensioner through the rear wheel as well. Piece of crap that it is ruined the wheel but fortunately not the motor. It and the clutch handle are the two worst parts of the kit in my opinion such as it is.
I suppose this hobby is not for everyone. In my case I replaced the rear wheel, moved the tensioner to the bicycle chain and lived more or less happy ever since. I have always had chain issues but mostly it was my own fault.
But good luck in your future projects whatever they are. If I were you I wouldn't give up on the motor bike. think friction drive. They are pretty simple.
My posts have entertainment value only. A bike ain't yours till it has your blood on it. Then it owns you.